Snake River Fishing Report – (8.4.22)
The Snake River flows are around 2440 cfs. Hopefully we can expect those flows for the rest of the summer season. Fishing on the Snake right now is spectacular and summertime on the Snake means dry fly fishing! With the stable flows, we’ve been seeing more consistent dry fly activity. Single foam has been the ticket and dry dropper rigs have been productive. Try golden stones paired with duracells and other tungsten jig nymphs. Nymphing with rubberlegs and other mayfly nymphs can be productive as well. Mutant Stones have been out which means dawn patrol missions and twitching foam. As summer progresses, monitor you water temps, fish early and be off the water early.
*High-water temperatures prompt fishing advisory in Grand Teton National Park*
MOOSE, WY— During the peak summer season, hot weather causes elevated water temperatures that are
stressful for coldwater fish such as trout. Fishing compounds this stress and hampers the fish’s ability to recover
when caught and released. Water temperatures have exceeded 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20 degrees Celsius) in
recent days and the weather forecast calls for continued hot and dry conditions through the weekend.
Grand Teton National Park is asking anglers, practicing catch and release, to adjust fishing practices during the
hottest stretch of summer. During these warm days, please consider the following:
• Fish early in the morning while the water temperature is cooler
• Carry a pocket thermometer to monitor water temperature
• It is recommended that anglers cease fishing at 2 p.m. when water temperatures are likely to exceed 68°F.
Use proper techniques to catch and release a fish become increasingly more important to help ensure the fish
has a chance of survival:
✓ Play and land fish quickly to reduce exhaustion stress
✓ Keep the fish in the water as much as possible
✓ Gently handle the fish and let them recover before release
✓ Remove the hook gently. If hooked deeply, cut the leader
✓ Flies and lures are recommended whenever fish are being caught and released
✓ Barbless hooks allow easier hook removal
If a fish is exhausted and cannot hold itself upright, and if regulations allow, consider keeping it because the
fish’s chance of survival is poor.
Your cooperation during warmer temperatures will protect the park’s fisheries. Seeing wildlife in their natural
habitat is one of the many unique opportunities that make Grand Teton National Park special and awe-inspiring.
Every visitor who comes to Grand Teton has the unique responsibility to ensure the natural resources are
protected for everyone to enjoy.
Snake River Fishing Resources:
Snake River Shuttles – (307)-699-3204